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Otolaryngology Residency Program

In the Saint Louis University Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, we firmly believe that resident education improves the quality of care of our patients.

Otolaryngology Residents
 

A significant part of our Jesuit mission is the education of the next generation of physicians. This commitment infuses every decision and everything we do within the department and results in a continued ability to match our residents to fellowships and jobs of their choice.

In the operating room, our otolaryngology residents' case numbers are in the top percentile in the country. Rotation time is reserved for independent research and faculty mentors are readily available. Attendance at local, regional and national meetings is encouraged, and resident travel for this purpose is subsidized by the department.

Message from Residency Program Leadership

At Saint Louis University Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, we firmly believe resident education improves the quality of care for our patients.  Residents experience hands-on training with our physicians in adult and pediatric clinics. In the operating room, our residents' case numbers are in the top percentile in the country. 

We strive to remain agile in resident education with continual tailoring of the didactics.  The senior residents lead the choices for book club and teaching conferences, as well as work closely with our attending-led didactic sessions.  Residents engage in innovative research projects, presenting their work at national meetings and publishing manuscripts in various industry-specific journals.   

We support the University's mission to encourage the education of the next generation of physicians. The commitment to resident education infuses every decision, activity, and communication within the department, resulting in our residents matching into fellowships and jobs of their choice.  

Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 

Residency Program Features

Our five-year residency program provides comprehensive training in otorhinolaryngology-head and neck surgery. Major emphasis is placed on both outpatient care and inpatient management, as well as on operative technical skills. Senior otolaryngology residents at SLU lead the choices for book club and teaching conferences and work closely with our attending-led didactic sessions.

   
Residents Per Year Two
Length of Program Five years
Call Home
Research Block Three months as PGY3
Board Accreditation Full
PGY1 Salary 2020-2021 $54,361
Chief Salary 2020-2021 $63,643
 

Program Core

The first year of the residency is spent as a general surgery intern in the Saint Louis University Department of Surgery. It is expected that all Saint Louis University otolaryngology residents will fulfill their general surgery internship requirement at Saint Louis University.

The remaining four years are spent in the otolaryngology department. A three-month research rotation is reserved during the PGY-3 year. The training program provides for graduated responsibility, culminating in the chief residency year. There is full attending supervision in the office and operating rooms in all our affiliated institutions.

Saint Louis University serves as the academic base for the otolaryngology residency. The other major affiliations of the otolaryngology training experience include SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center and Mercy Hospital St. Louis. Residents rotate at each of these facilities during their residency training.     

PGY 1 Rotation Schedule

Department Time Period
Otolaryngology Five months
Pediatric Otolaryngology One month
Neurosurgery One month
Anesthesia One month
Plastic Surgery One month 
Surgical Critical Care (ICU) One month
Emergency Medicine One month
General Surgery One month
 

 Application Process

Saint Louis University School of Medicine's Department of Otolaryngology Training Program accepts applications through the Association of American Medical Colleges Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applicants' completed files are forwarded to our program by ERAS and are reviewed by our committee. We conduct two interviewing sessions.  

Applicants are informed of their application/interview status by November. Our program receives about 200 applications traditionally interviews 36 applicants for two available first-year otolaryngology resident positions.